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Unlike the first game of the series, that was a mission-based game, and the second one, where your character had unique abilities such as observing the whole level and growing to unlimited height, James Pond 3 is a standard jump and run platform game. Pond can run very quickly (by holding down the A button) through large levels, which often contain steep mountain sides and other tricky areas. Once again, he has to oppose the evil scientist Maybe and his minions.


James Pond 3: Operation Starfish SNES Hey look it's cheese
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Amiga A rat mobile!
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish SNES Hello, I'm James Pond
James Pond 3: Operation Starfish Genesis Pickaxe-throwing enemy

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Alternate Titles

  • "Splash Gordon" -- Working title
  • "Operation Starfi5h" -- Game Gear and SNES title
  • "James Pond 3: Operation Starfi5h" -- Box spelling

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User Reviews

You're a fish on a mission to stop cheesefarming in space. And its fun! Genesis re_fold (310)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Aug, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Dream Amiga Jun, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1993 89 out of 100 89
High Score Amiga CD32 Sep, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Play Time Amiga Jul, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Game Gear May, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Games Amiga Jul, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Play Time SNES Jul, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Video Games SNES May, 1995 59 out of 100 59


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